by Scoobie Davis
Over the weekend, I was part of the horde that made Spider-Man 2 a record-breaker at the box office. I agree with everyone who said that it was better than the first one (however, the premiere after-party for the original was better than the sequel).
I also saw Dodgeball which I thought was really funny in a lowbrow kind of way. I didn't know the term "dodgeball" until college when a friend mentioned it. In my grade school and high school P.E. classes, it was know as killerball. In my hometown, we were hard-nosed; we often would use soccer balls in addition to the red rubber ones (a thrown soccer ball can do some real damage). In my Boy Scout troop meetings (yes, I was a Boy Scout who made it to Second Class rank), we played Killer Frisbee--a practice that was halted only after a kid got it right between the eyes. Those were the days.
I haven't seen Fahrenheit 9/11 yet but intend to see it soon. On that topic, Christopher Ruddy has an article on Moore that begins, "I just drank a cup of Democratic Hate Soup cooked up by its new propaganda chef, Michael Moore." This from a guy whose tome on Vince Foster was called a "conservative hoax book" by none other than Ann Coulter. What next? Roger Ailes criticizing Moore's paunch?
Also, see The Hunting of the President.
One final note: a fun documentary I saw at the LA Film Festival was Up For Grabs